Podcast: Ill-equipped hospitals brace for the worst

This week, Doh Athan investigates the readiness of the public health system in Myanmar to handle a COVID-19 outbreak.

With more than 20 cases confirmed, do hospitals have enough staff, isolation wards and ventilators? We talk to doctors, nurses and health professionals around the country.

This story is reported by Hein Thar and Eaint Thet Su at Frontier Myanmar.

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